On Sunday evening, Oriole rightfielder Nick Markakis and his wife, Christina, hosted the second annual Right Side Foundation 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Walk at Patterson Park in Baltimore, Md.
The event raised money for the foundation and the proceeds wil go to disadvantaged and distressed children in the Baltimore region. About 600 racers put on their athetic attire and racing shoes, or in some cases walking, to help out a good cause.
At the end of the event, the top racers in their respective categories in the 5K race portion were handed a medal and the overall winners got a nice plaque honoring their accomplishment. Each participant got a bag and an Under Armour T-Shirt.
During it all, racers – as well as fans who trickled in – got an opportunity to not only meet Nick and his family, but also second baseman Brian Roberts, hitting Terry Crowley, catcher Matt Wieters along with reliever Matt Albers. All signed autographs and got face time with their admiring public.